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Package Contents ..............................................................4 System Requirements ....................................................4 Introduction ....................................................................5 Features .........................................................................6 Hardware Overview ........................................................7 Connections .............................................................7 Buttons .....................................................................8 LEDs ........................................................................9 Installation.........................................................................10 Before you Begin ..........................................................10 Wireless Installation Considerations ............................ 11 Connecting to a Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem ...............1 Connecting to Another Router ......................................13 Configuration ....................................................................15 Web-based Configuration Utility ...................................15 Setup Wizard .........................................................16 Internet Setup ........................................................ Dynamic (Cable) ................................................ PPPoE (DSL) .....................................................3 PPTP ..................................................................4 LTP...................................................................5 Big Pond ............................................................6 Static (assigned by ISP) .....................................7 Russia PPTP ......................................................8 Russia PPPoE (DSL) .........................................9
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Wireless Setup .......................................................30 Enabling WEP Wireless Security ...........................34 Enabling WPA, WPA, WPA/WPA Wireless Security ..................................................................35 Enabling WPA, WPA, WPA/WPA Wireless Security for a RADIUS Server..............................................36 Adding a Wireless Device through WPS................37 Adding a Wireless Device through WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) ....................................................38 Adding a Wireless Device through WPS (PIN) ......39 Adding a Wireless Device through WPS (PBC) .....40 LAN Setup..............................................................41 DHCP Server Settings ...........................................4 DHCP Reservation .................................................43 Time and Date .......................................................44 Parental Control .....................................................45 Port Forwarding .....................................................46 Application Rules ...................................................47 Access Control .......................................................48 Firewall & DMZ - DMZ Host ...................................49 Firewall & DMZ - Firewall Rules.............................50 Advanced Wireless ................................................51 Advanced Network .................................................5 Routing...................................................................53 Device Administration ............................................54 Save and Restore ..................................................55 

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Firmware Update ...................................................56 DDNS Settings .......................................................57 System Check ........................................................58 Schedules ..............................................................59 Log Settings ...........................................................60 Log Settings - Email Notification ............................61 Device Information .................................................6 Log .........................................................................63 Statistics.................................................................64 Active Session ......................................................64 Wireless .................................................................65 Help........................................................................66 Wireless Security..............................................................67 What is WEP? ..............................................................67 Configuring WEP ..........................................................68 What is WPA? ..............................................................69 Configuring WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK .......................70 Configuring WPA/WPA2-PSK.......................................71 Configuring WPA, WPA2, & WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) .....7 Connecting to a Wireless Network .................................73 Using Windows® XP .....................................................73 Configure WEP.............................................................74 Configuring WPA-PSK..................................................76 Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection .............................................78 (WCN 2.0 in Windows Vista) ............................................78

Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection ...........78 Setting Up a Configured Router ...................................79 Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup ........................................................................80 Configuring the IP Address in Vista ...............................82 Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP, WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) ..................................................85 Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network............89 Troubleshooting ...............................................................93 Wireless Basics ................................................................97 What is Wireless? ........................................................98 Wireless Setup Tips ...................................................100 Wireless Modes ..........................................................101 Networking Basics .........................................................102 Checking your IP address ..........................................10 Assigning a static IP address .....................................103 Technical Specifications ................................................104 Contacting Technical Support.......................................106 Warranty ..........................................................................107 Registration..................................................................... 112

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Note: Always attach the power cord plug to the power supply. Macintosh®.Product Overview Package Contents • D-Link DIR-400 Wireless Router • Power Adapter • Ethernet Cable • Manual and Warranty on CD Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DIR-400 will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. before inserting the power cord and connected power supply to the wall outlet.0 or Mozilla Firefox 1.Section 1 . or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter • Internet Explorer Version 6.5 above (for configuration) D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 4 . System Requirements • Ethernet-based Cable or DSL Modem • Computers with Windows®.

Product Overview Introduction D-Link. Actual data throughput will vary. introduces another breakthrough in wireless connectivity. * 108Mbps Turbo mode operates only with other D-Link 108 G products. The D-Link DIR-400 Wireless 108 �� Router is capable of transferring data with a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 108Mbps* through its 108Mbps Turbo mode*. The ability to use high bandwidth applications also makes streaming real-time programs more enjoyable and more efficient.11b/g. The easy-to-use configuration wizard takes only minutes to set up and guides users step-by-step through configuring the DIR-400. and network overhead. Features like content filtering. building materials and construction. the DIR-400 Wireless 108 �� Router provides an enhanced networking experience.11g specifications. Some firewall features include functions that allow or disallow certain ports to be open for certain applications.Section 1 . Network conditions and environmental factors. With the DIR-400 Wireless Router’s built-in advanced firewall. With its versatile features and a user-friendly interface. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. URL blocking. and domain blocking are useful tools to prevent other unwanted intruders from connecting to your network or browsing restricted sites. lower actual data throughput rate. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 5 . the industry leader in wireless networking. including volume of network traffic. allowing streaming videos and other high bandwidth applications such as online gaming to operate without the hassle of Ethernet cables. Time scheduling can be established as a firewall rule so that specific ports will be open at certain times and closed at other times. The D-Link DIR-400 Wireless Router also offers four Ethernet ports to support multiple computers. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. threats of hackers penetrating your network are minimized. MAC filtering. and is also compatible with 80. The advanced wireless technology built into the DIR-400 Wireless Router offers data transfer speeds with a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 108Mbps* through its wireless channels.

so users behind the DIR-400 can securely access corporate networks. * 108Mbps Turbo mode operates only with other D-Link 108 G products. and network overhead. URL. building materials and construction. • Filter Scheduling .11g Devices . • Compatible with 802.Easily applied content filtering based on MAC Address.The DIR-400 can pass through VPN sessions. the DIR-400 lets you control what information is accessible to those on the wireless network. such as video streaming.11g specifications. and real-time audio. • Advanced Firewall Features . • User-friendly Setup Wizard .The DIR-400 is still fully compatible with the IEEE 80. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802. USB and Cardbus adapters. online gaming. Configure your router to your specific settings within minutes. lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range. • Secure Multiple/Concurrent Sessions . Actual data throughput will vary.11b standards.11b.Section 1 . and/or Domain Name.11g and 80.The DIR-400 provides an up to 108Mbps* wireless connection with other D-Link 108 �� devices.11b PCI.The Web-based user interface displays a number of advanced network management features including: • Content Filtering . so it can connect with existing 80.11b and 802. It supports multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions. This capability allows users to participate in real-time activities online. Network conditions and environmental factors. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 6 .11g and 80. whether from the Internet or from your company’s server.Product Overview Features • Faster Wireless Networking .11g and 10x faster than 80.These filters can be scheduled to be active on certain days or for a duration of hours or minutes. including volume of network traffic. The performance of this 108 �� wireless router gives you the freedom of wireless networking at speeds x faster than 80.Through its easy-to-use Web-based user interface.

LAN Ports Connects to Ethernet devices such as computers. The Auto MDI/MDIX WAN port is the connection for the Ethernet cable to the Cable or DSL modem. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 7 .Section 1 . switches.Product Overview Hardware Overview Connections Connector for the Power Adapter. and hubs.

D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 8 .Section 1 .Product Overview Hardware Overview Buttons Pressing the Reset Button restores the router to its original factory default settings. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button is used to connect the router to other devices that support Push Button Configuration (PBC).

Local Network LEDs A solid light indicates a connection to an Ethernet-enabled computer on ports 1-4. This LED blinks during wireless data transmission. Status LED A blinking light indicates that the DIR-400 is ready. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 9 .Product Overview Hardware Overview LEDs WAN LED A solid light indicates connection on the WAN port. WLAN LED A solid light indicates that the wireless segment is ready.Section 1 . This LED blinks during data transmission. Power LED A solid light indicates a proper connection to the power supply. This LED blinks during data transmission.

or Ethernet 300 from your computer or you will not be able to connect to the Internet. Do not place the router in an enclosed area such as a closet. make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet. then you must turn off your modem.Section  . Placement of the router is very important. or in the attic or garage. disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 10 . you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet).Installation Installation This section will walk you through the installation process. If you were using the modem’s USB connection before using the router. If you have DSL and are connecting via PPPoE. Broadjump. cabinet. Also. and then turn the modem back on. you can only use the Ethernet port on your modem when connecting the modem to the router. Before you Begin Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. In some cases.

A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. metal. A wall that is 1. steel. 3. file cabinets. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link router and other network devices to a minimum . water (fish tanks).5 meters). or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through may limit the range. ceilings. At a -degree angle it looks over 4 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception. lights. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 11 . and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. and home security systems).Section  . The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.5 feet thick (. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. walls with insulation. and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. wireless routers. 4. 2. 5. thickness and location of walls. Try to position access points. at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. however. If you are using 2. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines: 1.4��Hz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. Keep in mind.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 devices (wireless products that control devices such as ceiling fans. Make sure your . Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. Materials and objects such as glass. Building materials make a difference. that the number.each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters. your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely.Installation Wireless Installation Considerations The D-Link wireless router lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. brick. mirrors.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.

7. Plug the power adapter to the router and then plug it into an outlet or power strip. Plug the included Ethernet cable into one of the four LAN ports on the router. Verify the link lights on the router. please follow the steps below: 1. and router are powered on and verify that the cable connections are correct. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 1 . make sure your computer. 9. and the LAN light (the port that your computer is plugged into) should be lit. 3. then unplug the modem’s power adapter. If there is no on/off switch. 5. WAN light. Unplug the Ethernet cable (that connects your computer to your modem) from your computer and place it into the WAN port on the router.Section  . Wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot. Skip to page 15 to configure your router. Turn on your computer. 2. Turn the power off on your modem. modem. Shut down your computer. 4. Do not plug the power adapter into the router. If not. 8.Installation Connecting to a Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem If you are connecting the router to a cable/DSL/satellite modem. 6. Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer. Place the router in an open and central location. The power light. Turn on or plug in your modem. Wait for the modem to boot (about 30 seconds).

To connect to another router. Make sure your IP address on the computer is 19. please follow the steps below: 1. Click Setup and then click Network Settings. write down your existing settings before making any changes. 3.0.1 and press Enter. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 13 . Plug the power adapter into the router. Uncheck the Enable UPnP checkbox. Connect one of your computers to the router (LAN port) using an Ethernet cable. set the user name to admin and leave the password box empty. Please see the Networking Basics section for more information. Open a web browser and enter http://192. In most cases. Use this new IP address to access the configuration utility of the router in the future.Section  . Click Save Settings to continue. your computer should be set to receive an IP address automatically in which case you will not have to do anything to your computer. enter an available IP address and the subnet mask of your network. Click on Advanced and then click Advanced Network.168. 2. Under Router Settings.xxx (where xxx is between  and 54). Click OK to continue. Click Save Settings to save your settings. When the login window appears. Click Save Settings to continue.0. The LAN ports on the router cannot accept a DHCP address from your other router.168. Uncheck the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. Close the browser and change your computer’s IP settings back to the original values as in Step 1.Installation Connecting to Another Router If you are connecting the D-Link router to another router for use as a wireless access point and/or switch. you will have to do the following before connecting the router to your network: • Disable UPnP™ • Disable DHCP • Change the LAN IP address to an available address on your network. 5. 4. If you need to change the settings.

Do not plug anything into the WAN port of the D-Link router. You may now use the other three LAN ports to connect other Ethernet devices and computers. 8. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and reconnect your computer to your network. To configure your wireless network. open a web browser and enter the IP address you assigned to the router. Connect an Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports of the router and connect it to your other router. 7. Refer to the Configuration and Wireless Security sections for more information on setting up your wireless network.Installation 6.Section  . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 14 .

Leave the password blank by default.168.Section 3 . open a web-browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router (19.0. Web-based Configuration Utility To access the configuration utility. please refer to the Troubleshooting section for assistance. If you get a Page Cannot be Displayed error.1). D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 15 . Enter the user name (admin) and your password.Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless router using the web-based configuration utility.

Click Internet Connection Setup Wizard. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 16 .Configuration Setup Wizard You can quickly set up your router by running the setup wizard from the Internet Setup window.Section 3 . Click Next to continue. Create a new password and then click Next to continue. and you will be directed to the first window of the wizard.

Select the type of Internet connection you use and then click Next to continue. If you are currently using that computer.Configuration Select your time zone from the drop-down menu and then click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 17 .Section 3 . If you selected Dynamic IP Address. you may need to enter the MAC address of the computer that was last connected directly to your modem. The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. The default host name is the device name of the router and may be changed. click Clone Your PC’s MAC Address and then click Next to continue.

gateway. Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. enter your LTP username and password. and DNS server addresses. enter your PPPoE username and password. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 18 . subnet mask.Configuration If you selected PPPoE. If you selected L2TP.Section 3 . If you selected PPTP. enter your PPTP username and password. Click Next to continue. Click Next to continue. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. Click Next to continue.

Click Next to continue. enter your Big Pond username and password. enter the network settings supplied by your Internet provider. Click Next to continue. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 19 .Section 3 . enter your PPTP username and password. If you selected Russia PPTP. Click Next to continue.Configuration If you selected Big Pond. If you selected Static.

Section 3 . Note: Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. Click Next to continue. and DNS server addresses. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. subnet mask. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 0 . you will also be asked to enter your routing information as given to you by your ISP. If you selected Russia PPPoE.Configuration If you selected Russia PPTP. you will also be asked to enter your routing information as given to you by your ISP. gateway. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. Click Next to continue. If you selected Russia PPPoE. enter your PPPoE username and password. Click Next to continue.

D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 1 .Section 3 . The router will automatically reboot.Configuration Click Connect to save your settings.

Section 3 . Secondary DNS: This is optional. Primary DNS Enter the Primary DNS (Domain Name Server) server IP address Addresses: assigned by your ISP. Access Point Checking this box disables NAT and turns the router into an Mode: Access Point only. You can use the “Clone MAC Address” button to copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed by your ISP and replace the WAN MAC address with the MAC address of the router. Host Name: The Host Name is optional but may be required by some ISPs. MAC The default MAC Address is set to the WAN’s physical interface Address: MAC address on the router.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit .Configuration Internet Setup Dynamic (Cable) To manually set up the Internet connection. 1500 is the default MTU. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. The default host name is the device name of the router and may be changed. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual  . It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. Clone MAC The default MAC address is set to the WAN’s physical interface Address: MAC address on the router. Select this option if your ISP does not give you any IP numbers to use. click the Manual Internet Connection Setup button on the router’s opening window. This option is commonly used for Cable modem services. Dynamic IP Choose Dynamic IP Address to obtain IP Address information Address: automatically from your ISP.

Mode Select: D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 3 . PPPoE: Select Dynamic (most common) or Static.Section 3 . subnet mask. Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the password in the next box. select Always-on as your Connection Mode. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address.Configuration Internet Setup PPPoE (DSL) Choose PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your ISP uses a PPPoE connection. Connection Select either Always-on. Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. Manual. Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional). This option is typically used for DSL services.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . To disable this feature. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. gateway. or Connect-on demand. 1492 is the default MTU. and DNS server addresses. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection Time: is maintained during inactivity. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). DNS Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses Addresses: (Static PPPoE only).

Manual. gateway. . DNS: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP. Gateway: Enter the ��ateway IP Address provided by your ISP. or Connect-on demand. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection Time: is maintained during inactivity. PPTP: Select Dynamic (most common) or Static. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. To disable this feature. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . This option is typically used for DSL services.Section 3 .Configuration Internet Setup PPTP Choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your ISP uses a PPTP connection. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. and DNS server addresses. PPTP Password: Enter your PPTP password and then retype the password in the next box. select Always-on as your Connection Mode. Connect Mode: Select either Always-on. Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional). IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPTP only). PPTP Account: Enter your PPTP account name.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance. Subnet Mask: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPTP only). 1400 is the default MTU. subnet mask. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 4 .

IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static LTP only). DNS: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. L2TP Account: Enter your LTP account name.Section 3 . 1400 is the default MTU. subnet mask. Mode Select: : D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 5 . or Connect-on demand. L2TP: Select Dynamic (most common) or Static. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . Connection Select either Always-on. Manual. Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional). Gateway: Enter the ��ateway IP Address provided by your ISP. L2TP Password: Enter your LTP password and then retype the password in the next box. . Subnet Mask: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static LTP only).Configuration Internet Setup L2TP Choose LTP (Layer  Tunneling Protocol) if your ISP uses a LTP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. select Always-on as your Connection Mode. To disable this feature. This option is typically used for DSL services. gateway. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection Time: is maintained during inactivity. and DNS server addresses.

Password: Enter your Big Pond password and then retype the password in the next box. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the “Clone MAC Address” button to copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed by your ISP and replace the WAN MAC address with the MAC address of the router. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 6 . Your ISP will provide you with a username and password.Section 3 . Login Server IP: Enter the IP address of the login server. (optional) MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the WAN’s physical interface MAC address on the router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP.Configuration Internet Setup Big Pond Choose Big Pond if your ISP uses a Big Pond connection. Clone MAC The default MAC address is set to the WAN’s Address: physical interface MAC address on the router. User Name: Enter your Big Pond user name. Auth Server: Choose your Authentication Server from the dropdown box.

Address: MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . You can use the Clone MAC Address button to copy the MAC address of the Ethernet Card installed by your ISP and replace the WAN MAC address with the MAC address of the router. gateway address. ISP Gateway: Enter the ��ateway assigned by your ISP.Configuration Static (assigned by ISP) Select Static IP Address if all WAN IP information is provided to you by your ISP.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 7 Internet Setup . It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. Secondary DNS This is optional. 1492 is the default MTU. subnet mask. Primary DNS Enter the Primary DNS server IP address assigned Address: by your ISP. You will need to enter in the IP address.you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP. the router will not accept the IP address if it is not in a valid format. Clone MAC The default MAC address is set to the WAN’s Address: physical interface MAC address on the router. Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. Subnet Mask: Enter the Subnet Mask assigned by your ISP. IP Address: Enter the IP address assigned by your ISP. MAC Address: The default MAC Address is set to the WAN’s physical interface MAC address on the router.

gateway.Configuration Internet Setup Russia PPTP Choose Russia PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your PPTP Internet connection requires a username and password to get online as well as a static route to access your ISP’s internal network. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPTP only). PPTP Enter your PPTP password and then retype the password in the Password: next box. Connection Select either Always-on. Gateway: Enter the ��ateway IP Address provided by your ISP. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. and DNS server addresses. Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address. PPTP Account: Enter your PPTP account name. Manual. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . PPTP: Select Dynamic (most common) or Static. DNS: The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is Time: maintained during inactivity.You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance.Section 3 . select Always-on as your Connection Mode. subnet mask.) Server IP: Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional). or Connect-on demand. Mode Select: D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 8 . Certain ISPs in Russia use this type of connection. Subnet Mask: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPTP only).

Service Name: Enter the ISP Service Name (optional).You may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. User Name: Enter your PPPoE user name. Certain ISPs in Russia use this type of connection. Manual. The software is no longer needed and will not work through a router. subnet mask.Configuration Russia PPPoE (DSL) Choose Russia PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) if your PPPoE Internet connection requires a username and password to get online as well as a static route to access your ISP’s internal network. IP Address: Enter the IP address (Static PPPoE only). Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address.Section 3 . Mode Select: Internet Setup D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 9 . gateway. Password: Enter your PPPoE password and then retype the password in the next box. PPPoE: Select Dynamic (most common) or Static. Connection Select either Always-on. and DNS server addresses. or Connect-on demand. Maximum Idle Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection Time: is maintained during inactivity. MTU: Maximum Transmission Unit . select Always-on as your Connection Mode. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. 1492 is the default MTU. Make sure to remove your PPPoE software from your computer. DNS Addresses: Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPPoE only).

and WPA/WPA wireless security mode options. check the Use WPA encryption instead of WEP checkbox. if you want to use WPA encryption(newer. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 30 . The Wireless Security section that directly follows this Configuration section provides additional explanation for how to configure the WEP. Check Automatically assign a network key if you want the DIR-400 to automatically generate a secure network key for you to use. click the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button. more secure). click the Wireless Connection Setup Wizard button and then follow the steps that are described below.Configuration Wireless Setup (Automatic) Wireless settings for the router may be configured manually or by using a wizard. WEP encryption(more compatible) is used by default. Enter a Wireless Network Name (SSID) in the text box to identify your wireless network. The parameters for this window are described later in this section. WPA.Section 3 . WPA. or check Manually assign a network key to create your own network key. To use the wizard. To configure the wireless settings manually. Click Next. After setting up your wireless network. you can use the Add Wireless Device With WPS(Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Wizard to add wireless devices to your network.

The router will save your new settings and reboot. After rebooting. the network key must be exactly 5 or 13 characters long. this screen will appear. The router will save your new settings and reboot. or exactly 64 characters using 0-9 or A-F only (hexidecimal). you will be returned to the Internet Setup screen. the network key must be between 8 and 63 characters long. this screen will appear with your wireless settings. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 31 . After clicking Next. Enter a network key and click Next. After rebooting. If you chose WEP. Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue. Please print this out or record this information in a safe place and then click Save to continue.Configuration If you chose Automatically assign a network key. you will be returned to the Internet Setup screen. If you chose WPA. this screen will appear with your automatically generated key. If you chose Manually enter a network key. or 10 to 6 characters using 0-9 or A-F only (hexidecimal). Longer network keys will be more secure.Section 3 . Longer network keys will be more secure.

Section 3 .0. Fast Frames and Hardware Encryption and Compression. uncheck the box to disable all wireless functions. and then configure the Wi-Fi settings below. Fast Frames and Hardware Encryption and Compression. The Auto Channel Selection setting can be selected to allow the DIR-400 to choose the channel with the least amount of interference. Wi-Fi Protected To implement Wi-Fi protection. Choosing Super G without Turbo allows you to have enhanced transfer speeds through use of Dynamic Packet Bursting. Enable: Check the box to enable wireless. If you do not want to use Wireless: wireless. Create a name using up to 3 characters. click either Generate New PIN or Reset PIN to Default. However. all wireless clients must be Turbo capable for this function to work. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 3 . this screen will appear. Super G Mode: You can enable a Super �� Mode to allow the router to communicate with other D-Link 108 �� products at boosted transmission rates. Please see the Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN . The SSID is case-sensitive.0 in Windows Vista) section later in this manual for detailed configuration information. all devices on the wireless network will transfer data at normal rates.Configuration Wireless Setup (Manual) If you clicked the Manual Wireless Connection Setup button. allowing you to manually configure your wireless settings. tick the Enable Setup: checkbox. or WCN . Wireless Indicates the channel setting for the DIR-400. Wireless Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name of your wireless Network Name: network. Choosing Super G with Dynamic Turbo allows the router to use two channels to double the data transfer rate in addition to Dynamic Packet Bursting. The wireless channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network. By default the Channel: channel is set to 6. If a non-Turbo wireless client connects to the network.

WMM prioritizes traffic according to four access categories: voice. If this option is checked. so your wireless clients will have to know the SSID of your DIR-400 in order to connect to it.Configuration Transmission Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate Transmission Rate: Rate in Mbits per second.Section 3 . best effort. and background. video. Enable Hidden Check this option if you would not like the SSID of your wireless Wireless: network to be broadcasted by the router. Many users will want to use the default setting. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 33 . Best (automatic). WMM Enable: Enable WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) to enjoy basic quality of service features. the SSID of the DIR-400 will not be seen by wireless network finding utilities.

2. 5. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). You may enter up to four different keys either using Hex or ASCII. 3. NOTE: It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.Configuration Enabling WEP Wireless Security Security Mode: 1. use the drop-down menu to select the desired option. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 34 . In ASCII all numbers and letters are valid. select either Open or Shared Key. To enable WEP. Next to Authentication. 4. Make sure you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices. To enable wireless security on the router. Hex is recommended (letters A-F and numbers 0-9 are valid). Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. Shared Key provides greater security. you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. Next to Default Key Type. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. select WEP Key 1 and enter a WEP key that you create. Click Save Settings to save your settings.Section 3 . Select either 64Bit or 128Bit encryption from the drop-down menu next to WEP Encryption.

If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. select TKIP. 4. 2. or WPA/WPA (whichever of the three options you have selected above) on your adapter and enter the same network key as you did on the router. 5. AES. or WPA/WPA. WPA2. WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security 1. Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). e n t e r a passphrase. Click Save Settings to save your settings. select either Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). WPA. 3. N e x t t o N e t w o r k K e y . Next to Cipher Type. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. To enable WPA.Configuration Enabling WPA. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. WPA. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA. Next to PSK/EAP.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 35 . select PSK. or Both.

select TKIP. WPA. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). 8.Section 3 . Next to Cipher Type.Configuration Enabling WPA. To enable WPA. WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security for a RADIUS Server 1. If you have a secondary RADIUS server. and secret key. Note: When using EAP mode. next to Security Mode. Next to Shared Secret. you cannot have WPS enabled. Next to RADIUS Server 1 enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. WPA2. Next to PSK/EAP. enter the port you are using with your RADIUS server. or WPA/WPA for a RADIUS server. 2. or Auto. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 36 . enter the security key. or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). port. 1812 is the default port. 4. 6. 3. AES. 5. select EAP. Next to Port. enter its IP address. 7.

Configuration Adding a Wireless Device through WPS You can add WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) compatible devices with the help of a wizard by clicking the Add Wireless Device with WPS button. Click Yes to enable WPS. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 37 . this message will appear.Section 3 . If you have not already enabled WPS.

Click Next.Configuration Adding a Wireless Device through WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) On this screen.Section 3 . For more help on configuring your wireless device. Select Manual if your device does not support WPS. Clicking Next will show your router’s SSID and encryption information. consult the owner’s manual for that device. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 38 . which you can use to configure your wireless device. or if you want to configure your device manually. select Automatic if your wireless device supports WPS and you want to use those features to help configure it.

click the circle next to PIN and enter the PIN number of your device. Click Connect. Connecting using a PIN number is more secure. Press the PBC Connect button on your device within 2 minutes to automatically configure that device’s wireless connection. After  minutes. or by using Push Button Configuration (PBC). you can add a device by using a PIN number. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 39 . a screen will appear allowing you to retry device connection.Configuration Adding a Wireless Device through WPS (PIN) Here. If you chose to add your device by PIN number. you will be taken back to the Wireless Setup screen. while PBC is much easier to use.Section 3 . If no devices were connected during that time.

After  minutes. a screen will appear allowing you to retry device connection. If no devices were connected during that time.Configuration Adding a Wireless Device through WPS (PBC) If you selected PBC. you will need to press the WPS push button on your device within  minutes. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 40 .Section 3 . you will be taken back to the Wireless Setup screen. and the device’s wireless connection will automatically be configured.

Default Subnet Enter the Subnet Mask. Refer to the next page for DHCP settings.55. Router IP Enter the IP address of the router. If you change the IP address. If unchecked. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 41 . your computers will use the router for a DNS server.55. you will need to enter the new IP address in your browser to get back into the configuration utility. Name: Enable DNS Check the box to transfer the DNS server information from Relay: your ISP to your computers. The default IP address Address: is 19.Section 3 .0.Configuration LAN Setup This section will allow you to change the local network settings of the router and to configure the DHCP settings. once you click Apply.168. The default subnet mask is Mask: 55.1. Local Domain Enter the Domain name (Optional).0.

Be sure to set your computers to be DHCP clients by setting their TCP/IP settings to “Obtain an IP Address Automatically. Enter Time: the lease time in minutes. The DIR-400 has a built-in DHCP server. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 4 .Section 3 . The DHCP Server will automatically assign an IP address to the computers on the LAN/private network. DHCP Lease The length of time for the IP address lease. The DHCP Server will automatically allocate an unused IP address from the IP address pool to the requesting computer. Uncheck to disable this function. DHCP IP Enter the starting and ending IP addresses for the Address Range: DHCP server’s IP assignment. Enable DHCP Check the box to enable the DHCP server function Server: on your router. they will automatically load the proper TCP/ IP settings provided by the DIR-400. You must specify the starting and ending address of the IP address pool.Configuration DHCP Server Settings DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol.” When you turn your computers on.

D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 43 . IP Address: Enter the IP you wish to assign to the computer.Configuration DHCP Reservation DHCP Reservation lets you manually assign IP addresses for computers connected to your network. You can also use the dropdown box (Computer Name) to automatically enter the Computer Name. This is useful when also using other network management features. Computer Enter a name for the computer you want to reserve Name: an IP for. then click the << button. click on Save Settings to save your changes. and MAC Address of a computer currently connected to the router. select a computer from the dropdown box. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the computer you want to reserve an IP for.Section 3 . After entering a reservation. To do so. It allows you to reserve an IP to be used for a particular computer only. current IP Address. please refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual. such as firewall rules and port forwarding. To find the MAC address on a computer.

and Second. Time Zone: Select your Time Zone from the drop-down menu. and maintain the correct time on the router’s internal system clock. Enable Ticking this checkbox enables Daylight Saving Daylight time. NTP synchronizes computer clock times in a network of computers. Click Save Settings. update.Configuration Time and Date This section will allow you to configure.Section 3 . Day. Click Sync. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 44 . Month. NTP is short for Network Time Protocol. Hour. your computer’s time settings Saving: to copy your PC’s time settings. Minute. NTP Tick the “Automatically synchronize with D-Link’s Server Internet time server” checkbox and then use the Used: drop-down menu to select an NTP Server. enter the values in these fields for the Year. Manual: To manually input the time.

or Turn Parental Control ON and DENY computers access to ONLY these sites.Configuration Parental Control This feature allows you to create a list of websites that you want to either allow or deny users access to. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 45 . which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Turn Parental Parental Control ON and ALLOW computers access to Control: ONLY these sites. Schedule: The schedule of time when the parental control rule will be enabled.Section 3 . The schedule may be set to Always. Configure Select Turn Parental Control OFF. or you can create your own schedule in the Maintenance > Schedules section. Any URL with the keyword in it will be blocked (or allowed). Website URL: Enter the keywords or URLs that you want to block (or allow).

Configuration Port Forwarding This will allow you to open a single port or a range of ports. Check with your software’s technical support site to see if your software requires port forwarding. select a computer from the dropdown box. select an application from the dropdown box. This may be necessary for some online applications. then click the << button. You can open a range of ports by entering the starting port in the first box and the ending port in the second box. You can also use the dropdown box (Application Name) to automatically enter the Name. You can also use the dropdown box (Computer Name) to automatically enter the IP address of a computer currently connected to the router. To do so. IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer on your local network that you want to allow the incoming service to. If you want to open a single port. or Any. To do so.Section 3 . Port: Enter the port or ports that you want to open for both Public Ports(WAN ports) and Private Ports(LAN ports). Name: Enter a name for the rule. such as online gaming. Traffic Type: Select what kind of traffic to allow through the ports: TCP. UDP. Ports and Traffic Type for common applications such as FTP. then click the << button. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 46 . Telnet. and more. enter the same port number in both boxes. Rule: Check the box to enable the rule.

Section 3 . Traffic Type: Select what kind of traffic to control: TCP. To do so. Rule: Check the box to enable the rule. You can also use the dropdown box (Application Name) to automatically enter the Name. These applications may have difficulty working through NAT (Network Address Translation) functions of a router. Internet telephony and others. and more. . Application Rules help these applications work through the DIR-400. Firewall Port: This is the port number on the WAN side that will be used to access the application. such as Internet gaming. Telnet. You can use a comma to add multiple ports or port ranges. It can be either a single port or a range of ports. You may define a single port or a range of ports. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 47 . Ports and Traffic Type for common applications such as FTP.Configuration Application Rules Some applications require multiple connections. Trigger Port: This is the port used to trigger the rule. video conferencing. or Any. Name: Enter a name for the rule. then click the << button. select an application from the dropdown box. UDP.

You can view current schedule settings in the Maintenance > Schedules section. Turn MAC Filtering ON and ALLOW computers listed to access the network. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Configure MAC Here. select a computer from the dropdown box. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 48 . you have three options: Select Turn MAC Filter: Filtering OFF. please refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual. or Turn MAC Filtering ON and DENY computers listed to access the network. You can either manually add a MAC address or select the MAC address from the list of clients that are currently connected to the router. DHCP Client You can use the dropdown box (Computer Name) List: to automatically enter the MAC address of a computer currently connected to the router.Section 3 . Clicking on Add New will allow you to make a new schedule. To do so. The schedule may be set to Always.Configuration Access Control Use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to allow or deny LAN (Local Area Network) computers from accessing the Network based on their MAC addresses. Schedule: This selects which schedule will be used to determine when the MAC filter will be enabled. To find the MAC address on a computer. MAC Address: Enter the MAC address you would like to filter. then click the << button.

This feature is useful for some applications such as gaming. Host: DMZ IP Enter the IP address of the computer you would like Address: to open all ports to (the DMZ Host). Enable DMZ Check this box to enable the DMZ Host feature. Note that adding a client to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) may expose your local network to a variety of security risks.Configuration Firewall & DMZ . If you have a client PC that cannot run Internet applications properly from behind the DIR-400.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 49 . It allows a computer to be fully exposed to the Internet. so only use this option as a last resort. Enable SPI: Check this to enable SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection).DMZ Host This section will allow you to set up a DMZ host. then you can set the client up for unrestricted Internet access.

Section 3 . enter the same IP address in both boxes.Configuration Firewall & DMZ . Clicking on Add New will allow you to make a new schedule. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 50 . Schedule: This selects which schedule will be used to determine when the firewall rule will be enabled. The schedule may be set to Always. which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Firewall Rules allow you to specifically allow or deny traffic to and from specific IPs and ports between your network and the internet. If you only want to affect a single port. Action: Select to Allow or Deny transport of the data packets according to the criteria defined in the rule. Protocol: Select the transport protocol that will be used for the filter rule. You can view current schedule settings in the Maintenance > Schedules section. If you only want to affect a single IP address. Source/Dest: The Source/Destination is the TCP/UDP port on either the LAN (local network) or WAN (Internet) side.Firewall Rules This section will allow you to set up firewall rules. Port Range: Enter the desired port range for the filter rule. enter the same port in both boxes. IP Address: Enter a beginning and ending IP address. Name: Choose a name for the firewall rule.

Auto is the default setting. Fragmentation: The fragmentation threshold.11b clients. Preamble Type: Select Short or Long Preamble. only a minor modification should be made. DTIM Interval: A DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. Auto: CTS will monitor the wireless network and automatically decide whether to implement CTS based on the amount of traffic and collisions that occurs on the wireless network. which is specified in bytes. If inconsistent data flow is a problem.11g devices only. None: CTS is typically used in a pure 80. 1 is the default setting. Specify a value. RTS Threshold: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. wireless collisions may occur frequently. determines whether packets will be fragmented. Always: CTS will always be used to make sure the wireless LAN is clear before sending data.11g wireless radio from the standard settings. The Preamble defines the length of the CRC block (Cyclic Redundancy Check is a common technique for detecting data transmission errors) for communication between the wireless router and the roaming wireless network adapters. Mode: D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 51 . Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type.11g Only Tick this checkbox to restrict access to 80. 2346 is the default setting. 100 is the default setting and is recommended. CTS will make sure the wireless network is clear before a wireless client attempts to send wireless data. Beacon interval: Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a wireless network.Section 3 . Please be aware that any changes to the factory default settings may adversely affect the behavior of your network. If CTS is set to “None” in a mixed mode environment populated by 80.Configuration Advanced Wireless This window allows you to change the behavior of the 80. CTS Mode: CTS (Clear To Send) is a function used to minimize collisions among wireless devices on a wireless local area network (LAN). 802. Packets exceeding the 346 byte setting will be fragmented before transmission.11g environment. Enabling CTS will add overhead and may lower wireless throughput. Transmit Power: Set the transmit power of the antennas.

Some older cable or DSL modems may require you to set the port speed to 10Mbps.Configuration Advanced Network This window allows you to change the LAN settings. Tick this checkbox to allow the WAN port to be “Pinged”. Enable WAN Unchecking the box will not allow the DIR-400 Ping Respond: to respond to ping requests. If you are using an XBox/XBox 360. UPNP provides compatibility with networking equipment. Enable Gaming ��aming mode allows a form of pass-through Mode: for certain internet games. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 5 . Playstation /Playstation 3. or 10/100Mbps Auto. software and peripherals. Enable UPnP: To use the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) feature tick this checkbox. it is recommended that you disable ��aming Mode by leaving the checkbox unticked. If you are not using an online gaming application. WAN Port You may set the port speed of the WAN port to Speed: 10Mbps. To utilize ��aming Mode. Blocking pings may provide some extra security from hackers. Please be aware that any changes from the factory default settings may affect the behavior of your network. Nintendo Wii or a PC. tick this checkbox.Section 3 . 100Mbps. make sure you are using the latest firmware and Gaming Mode is enabled.

Subnet Mask: The subnet of the IP address of the packets that will take this route. Destination: The IP address of the packets that will take this route. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 53 . the IP packet must use to transit out of the router. Enable: Tick this checkbox to enable or disable fixed routes to defined destinations. WAN or WAN (Physical Port).Section 3 . Interface: Use the drop-down menu to choose which interface.Configuration Routing This option allows you to define fixed routes to defined destinations. Gateway: Specifies the next hop to be taken if this route is used.

Port: The port number used to access the DIR-400. only a member of your network can browse the builtin web pages to perform Administrator tasks. Putting an asterisk (*) into this field would present a security risk and is not recommended. Administrator Enter a new Login Name for the Administrator Login Name: account. The default Login Name is admin.g.x:8080. e. where x. then any Access: computer will be able to access the router.x is the WAN IP address of the DIR-400 and 8080 is the port used for the web management interface.x. The Administrator Login Name and Password are still required to access the web management interface. Administrator Enter a new password for the Administrator Login Password: Name and then retype the new password in the Confirm Password textbox. IP Allowed to The Internet IP address of the computer that has access to the router. For example: http://x.x. Note that the Login Name is case-sensitive.x.Configuration Device Administration This window will allow you to change the Administrator password. The administrator can make changes to the settings.x.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 54 . Normally. You can also enable Remote Management from this screen. This feature enables you to perform Administrator tasks from a remote (Internet) host. Enable Remote Remote management allows the DIR-400 Management: to be configured from the Internet through a web browser. If you input an asterisk (*) into this field. admin would be a different Login Name than Admin.

D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 55 . If you want to save the current router configuration settings. Any settings that have not been saved will be lost.Configuration Save and Restore This window allows you to save your configuration file to a hard drive. use the Browse Hard Drive: control to find a previously save file of configuration settings. where you can select a location and file name for the settings. First. First. load configuration settings from a hard drive. including any rules that you have created. Load Settings Use this option to load previously saved router from Local configuration settings. Save Settings Use this option to save the current router to Local Hard configuration settings to a file on the hard disk of Drive: the computer you are using. click the Save button.Section 3 . You will then see a file dialog. click the Upload Settings button to transfer those settings to the router. and restore the router’s factory default settings. use the Save button above. Restore to This option will restore all configuration settings Factory Default back to the default settings that the router came Settings: with. Then. Reboot: Click the Reboot button on the left side of the window to restart the router.

You can download firmware upgrades to your hard drive from the D-Link support site.Configuration Firmware Update You can upgrade the firmware of the router here.com. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 56 .dlink. Make sure the firmware you want to use is on the local hard drive of the computer. Firmware Click the Check Now button (or the link at the top Upgrade: of the window) to find out if there is an updated firmware. Browse: After you have downloaded the new firmware. if so. download the new firmware to your hard drive. Please check the D-Link support site for firmware updates at http://support. click Browse in this window to locate the firmware update on your hard drive.Section 3 . Click Save Settings to complete the firmware upgrade. Click on Browse to locate the firmware file to be used for the update.

Many ISPs assign public IP addresses using DHCP. Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server.Section 3 . etc.org(free). The Dynamic DNS feature allows you to host a server (Web.yourdomain. FTP. Using the DDNS feature with a DDNS service provider allows you to use a host name that connects to your server no matter what your IP address is. Password: Enter the password or key given to you by your DDNS server. game server. Username: Enter the username given to you by your DDNS server. this can make it difficult to locate a specific host on the Internet using standard DNS as the IP keeps changing. Dyn.Dns. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 57 . org(Custom).Dns. Server Address: Select one of the DDNS registration organizations form those listed in the pull-down menu.Configuration DDNS Settings The router supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service). Using the DDNS feature requires that an account be setup with one of the supported DDNS providers.) using a domain name that you have purchased or reserved (www. Enable DDNS: Tick the Enable DDNS checkbox to enable support for DDNS. and Dyn. org(Static).com). DynDns.com(Free). Available servers include dlinkddns.

This feature significantly reduces service calls and returns by allowing users to easily troubleshoot their cable connections. Virtual Cable VCT is an advanced feature that integrates a LAN Tester (VCT) cable tester on every Ethernet port on the router. VCT can be used to remotely diagnose and report cable faults such as opens.Configuration System Check This tool is used to verify physical connectivity on both the LAN and the WAN interfaces. Ping Test: The Ping Test is used to send ping packets to test if a computer is on the Internet. Info: Through the graphical user interface (��UI). and click Ping. The Ping Test can be used to test the status of the Internet. shorts. and impedance mismatch. Click on More Info to find out more information about a particular connection. swaps. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 58 .Section 3 . Enter the Host Name or IP Address that you wish to ping.

Name: Enter a name for the new schedule rule. click the Save Settings button at the top of the window.4 hrs checkbox is unticked and enter a specific beginning and ending time for the schedule to run. please use the checkboxes directly below to specify the individual days. All Day . or choose Select Day(s) to have the schedule run only on particular days.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 59 .Configuration Schedules The Schedules screen allows the user to manage schedule rules for various firewall and parental control features. Start Time/ If the new schedule rule does not apply to the full End Time: 4-hour period. make sure the All Day .24 hrs: Tick this check box if the new schedule rule applies to the full 4-hour period for the days selected. Day(s): Choose All Week to have the schedule run every day. If Select Day(s) is selected. Once you have finished configuring or creating a schedule rule.

If the syslog server is internal to your network. You can customize what data is logged and then save the log to disk. select a computer from the dropdown box. and Notice. which can be used to monitor your Server: router’s activities. Dropped Packets. tick the checkbox. Enter the IP address of the server in this box. Log Type: Tick the checkbox(es) to specify what information will be logged: System Activity.Configuration Log Settings The system log displays chronological event log data specified by the router user. To enable this feature. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 60 .Section 3 . You can also send log information to a syslog server. or have the log sent to an e-mail address. Attacks. Debug Information. you can use the dropdown box (Computer Name) to automatically enter the IP address of the computer acting as your syslog server. Enable Logging This allows the router to send log information to a To Syslog syslog server. then click the << button. Save Log File: Click on the Save button link on this window to save the current log file to your local hard drive. To do so.

enter your account’s user name in this box. Enable Tick this checkbox if your SMTP mail server Authentication: requires authentication. Enable Email To enable e-mail notification.Configuration Log Settings . or when the log becomes full.Email Notification Email notification is a feature that sends the router log to a specified e-mail address. Account Name: If your SMTP server requires authentication. To Email Enter the e-mail address you want the log to be Address: sent to. When this feature is enabled. SMTP Server Enter the name of the SMTP mail server that you Address: want to use to send your e-mails through. logs will be sent to your e-mail address in 5 minute intervals. Notification: From Email Enter the e-mail address you want to appear in the Address: From: field when sending an e-mail of the log. You can also send logs according to a set schedule you can define. and enter it again in the Verify Verify Password: Password box. During the time specified by your Schedule: schedule.Section 3 . Log updates will be sent to the specified e-mail address automatically in 5 minute intervals. enter your account’s password in this box. you must untick the Send Log When Full checkbox. you cannot Full: use the Send Log by Schedule feature. Send Log When Ticking this box will set the router to e-mail the log only when the log becomes full. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 61 . tick this checkbox. Password / If your SMTP server requires authentication. To set a schedule. Send Log by This lets you select a schedule that will be used to determine when router logs will be sent.

11G: wireless settings such as SSID. WAN. If your WAN connection is set up for a Dynamic IP address then a DHCP Release button and a DHCP Renew button will be displayed. It will display LAN. WAN: Displays the MAC address and the public IP settings for the router.Section 3 . and Encryption status. Channel. and Wireless information. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 6 . LAN: Displays the MAC address and the private (local) IP settings for the router. Wireless Displays the wireless MAC address and your 802. Use DHCP Release to disconnect from your ISP and use DHCP Renew to connect/reconnect to your ISP.Configuration Device Information This window displays the current information for the DIR-400.

Clear: Clear the log.Section 3 . Previous: View the previous page.Configuration Log This window allows you to view a log of activities on the router. Next: View the next page. This is especially helpful for detecting unauthorized network usage. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 63 . First Page: View the first page of the log. Link to Log Click this button to go directly to the Log Settings Settings: window (Maintenance > Log Settings). Last Page: View the last page of the log.

Configuration Statistics The window below displays the Traffic Statistics. Here you can view the amount of packets that pass through the DIR-400 on both the WAN and the LAN ports. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 64 .Section 3 . Active Session The NAPT Active Session table displays a list of all active sessions between WAN computers and LAN computers. The traffic counter will reset if the device is rebooted.

Configuration Wireless The wireless client table displays a list of currently connected wireless clients.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 65 . This table also displays the connection time and MAC address of each connected wireless client.

Configuration Help Click the desired hyperlink to view more information about how to use the router.Section 3 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 66 .

Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The type of encryption determines the key length. you must know the key.using characters 0-9. A-F) or ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters) format. It is based on the IEEE 80. 18-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. When using WEP. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 67 . To gain access to a WEP network. The DIR-400 offers the following types of security: • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) • WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access . Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal . you must determine the level of encryption. WEP provides security by encrypting data over your wireless network so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one wireless device to another.11 standard and uses the RC4 encryption algorithm. The key is a string of characters that you create.Pre-Shared Key) Wi-Fi What is WEP? WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy.Pre-Shared Key) Wi-Fi • WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access . Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily.Section 4 .

Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (19.Section 4 .168.1). If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter.0. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. 3.Security Configuring WEP It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. select Enable WEP Wireless Security (basic). Next to Default WEP Key. Open Shared Key is recommended as it provides greater security when WEP is enabled. Next to Security Mode. Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Next to Authentication. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. Make sure you enter this key exactly on all your wireless devices. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 68 . 6. 2. 4. . Click Save Settings to save your settings. Hex is recommended (only letters A-F and numbers 0-9 are valid). select either Shared Key or Open. In ASCII all numbers and letters are valid. Select either 64Bit or 128Bit encryption from the drop-down menu next to WEP Encryption. 5. you will lose connectivity until you enable WEP on your adapter and enter the same WEP key as you did on the router. 1. select WEP Key 1 and create your own WEP key. You may enter up to four different keys either using Hex or ASCII.

ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. WPA is based on 80. which is generally missing in WEP. is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).11i and uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP. or Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA/WPA incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point. is done through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address. EAP is built on a more secure public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. EAP is built on a more secure publickey encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 69 . TKIP scrambles the keys using a hashing algorithm and. The two major improvements over WEP are: • Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). by adding an integrity-checking feature. • User authentication.Security What is WPA? WPA.Section 4 . which is relatively simple to be sniffed out and stolen.

Next to PSK/EAP. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. AES. 4. 1. or Both. Click Save Settings to save your settings.Section 4 . 5. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 70 . enter a key (passphrase). Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. Next to Security Mode.168. select TKIP. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (19. Next to Network Key. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. select PSK.1). 6. 2.Security Configuring WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters.0. 3. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. Next to Cipher Mode. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced) or Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced).

5. 3. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (19. or Both.0. enter a key (passphrase). Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. 4. Next to Cipher Mode. you will lose connectivity until you enable WPA/WPA2-PSK on your adapter and enter the same passphrase as you did on the router. select Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Click on Wireless Setup on the left side. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. Next to Security Mode.Section 4 . 6. select PSK. Next to Network Key. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. AES. 1.168. Click Save Settings to save your settings. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 71 . Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. If you are configuring the router with a wireless adapter. 2. select TKIP.Security Configuring WPA/WPA2-PSK It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. Next to PSK/EAP.1).

& WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) It is recommended to enable encryption on your wireless router before your wireless network adapters. WPA2. or Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced). Next to Cipher Type. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 7 . Next to Port. Enable WPA2 Only Wireless Security (enhanced). 2. AES. enter its IP address. Log into the web-based configuration by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (19. Click on Wireless Settings on the left side.1). If you have a secondary RADIUS server. Your wireless signal may degrade when enabling encryption due to the added overhead. 9. Next to RADIUS Server 1 enter the IP Address of your RADIUS server. enter the port you are using for your RADIUS server. you cannot have WPS enabled. enter the security key. Please establish wireless connectivity before enabling encryption. or Auto.Section 4 . 1. select TKIP. Next to PSK/EAP. and secret key. 6. Next to Shared Secret. 1812 is the default port. Next to Security Mode. select EAP.0. Click Save Settings to save your settings.168. 8. select Enable WPA Only Wireless Security (enhanced). 3. 5. port. 4. Note: When using EAP mode. 7.Security Configuring WPA.

please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble. If you are using another utility or Windows® 000. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen below. The following instructions are for Service Pack  users.Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network Using Windows® XP Windows® XP users may use XP’s built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. click on the center of the bubble to access the utility. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Select View Available Wireless Networks. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 73 .Section 5 . or Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner next to the time). check your TCP/IP settings for your wireless adapter.

Connecting to a Wireless Network Configure WEP It is recommended to enable WEP encryption on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). you will need to know the WEP key being used. 2. Select View Available Wireless Networks. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. If you are joining an existing network. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 74 . 1.Section 5 .

Section 5 . The WEP key must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. It may take 0-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. please verify that the WEP settings are correct. If the connection fails. Enter the same WEP key that is on your router and click Connect.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 75 .

you will need to know the WPA-PSK passphrase being used. If you are joining an existing network.Section 5 .Connecting to a Wireless Network Configuring WPA-PSK It is recommended to enable WPA-PSK encryption on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. 2. Select View Available Wireless Networks. Open the Windows® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). 1. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 76 .

The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 77 . It may take 0-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails.Section 5 . please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct.Connecting to a Wireless Network 3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear.

Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN . proceed to the next section to set up the newly-configured router. The instructions for setting this up depend on whether you are using Windows Vista or third party software to configure the router.Section 6 . You can choose to use the Current PIN that is displayed on the Wireless Network window. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 78 . use software provided by a third party. If you are running Windows Vista. randomly create a new PIN by clicking Generate New PIN. or use the traditional Ethernet approach. If you are using third party software to set up Wi-Fi Protection.0 in Windows Vista) The DIR-400 supports Wi-Fi protection. the router must be both enabled and configured.0 in Windows Vista. To enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi protection. Initial Router Configuration for Wi-Fi Protection When you first set up the router. carefully follow the directions provided with the software. When you are finished. There are three basic methods to accomplish this: use Windows Vista’s built-in support for WCN . referred to as WCN . or click on Reset PIN to Default to use the default PIN.0. tick the Enable checkbox on the Wireless Network window. Wi-Fi protection is disabled and unconfigured.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN 2.

Follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up your connection. press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on the side of the router. However. You will be asked to either use the push button method or to manually enter the PIN. the software method is recommended. Wi-Fi protected network. run the appropriate Wi-Fi Protected System utility. Next click Finish. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 79 . then push the button on the client (or virtual button on the client’s ��UI) within  minutes. If you are using third party software. The Client’s software will then allow a newcomer to join your secure.Setting Up Wi-Fi Protection (WCN . the push button method is ideal if there is no access to a ��UI. you can use the push button on the router or in the third party software interface to invite a newcomer to join your Wi-Fi protected network.0 in Windows Vista) Setting Up a Configured Router Once the router has been configured.Section 6 . For maximum security. If you are using the router’s Wi-Fi Security push button option.

Section 7 . 1. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 80 . Click on the Advanced system settings link. 2. Right-click on Control Panel and click on Properties.Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup The following are step-by-step directions to change the computer name and join a workgroup.

click the OK button. 4. When you are finished. click the Change button.Changing the Computer Name and Joining a Workgroup 3. Click the Computer Name tab in the System Properties window and enter a description of your computer in the text box. ��o to the Computer Name/Domain Changes window and click the radio button next to the Workgroup you want to join.Section 7 . When you are finished. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 81 .

Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Properties from the context menu. ��o to the Network and Internet window and click the appropriate Local Area Connection icon. Right-click on Network and click on Properties.Configuring the IP Address in Vista Configuring the IP Address in Vista The following are step-by-step directions to configure the IP address in Windows Vista. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 8 . 3.Section 8 . 2. 1.

Tick the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) checkbox in the Networking tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window. then click on the Properties button. then OK again to exit the Properties windows. 5. Then click the “Use the following DNS server adresses” option on the same tab and enter the desired DNS server information. Click the “Use the following IP address” option in the General tab in the Local Area Connection’s Properties window and enter the desired IP address in the space offered. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 83 .Section 8 .Configuring the IP Address in Vista 4. Click OK.

7. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and then select Status from the drop-down menu.Section 8 . When you are finished.Configuring the IP Address in Vista 6. Confirm your new settings on the Network Connection Status window. ��o to the Local Area Connection Status window and click the Details button. click the Done button. 8. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 84 .

1.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. Click the Manage network connections link in the Network and Sharing Center window.Section 9 . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 85 . 2. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. Right-click on Network and click on Properties. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) The following are step-by-step directions to set up a wireless connection.

WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 3.Section 9 . The following window displays connection progress. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu. Select a network to connect to in the Select a network to connect to window and then click the Connect button. 5. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 86 . 4.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP.

Section 9 . The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu. Enter the network security key or passphrase for the router in the textbox provided in the Type the network security key or passphrase for [SSID name] window. When you are finished. The following Successfully connected to [SSID name] window is displayed. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 87 . 8. Choose to save to the network and/ or Start this new connection automatically. click the Close button. When you are finished. WPA-PSK & WPA2-PSK) 6. click the Connect button.Connecting to a Secured Wireless Network (WEP. 7.

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9. You can confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command.

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Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network
The following are step-by-step directions to set up an unsecured wireless connection. 1. Right-click on Network and click on Properties.

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3. Right-click the Wireless Network Connection entry and then select Connect/Disconnect from the drop-down menu.

4. Select a network to connect to in the Select a network to connect to window and then click the Connect button.

5. Confirm that you still want to connect on the following Network Connection Status window by clicking on Connect Anyway.

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The following Successfully connected to [SSID name] window is displayed. 8. Choose to save to the network and/ or start the new connection automatically. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 91 . 7. When you are finished. The following Connect to a network wizard window displays the connection progress. click the Close button.Section 10 .Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 6. The successful connection is displayed at the bottom of the Windows start up menu.

You can confirm your new settings by calling up the command prompt and then entering the ipconfig command. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 9 . To test the new IP address. 10.Section 10 .Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network 9. use the ping command.

8.4 or higher • Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the device.5 or higher • Netscape 8 or higher • Mozilla 1. 1. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 93 . Sygate. or higher (with Java 1.1 (5. Software firewalls such as Zone Alarm. and Windows® XP’s firewall may block access to the configuration pages. Black Ice. try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible.3. Why can’t I access the web-based configuration utility? When entering the IP address of the D-Link router (19. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.168. Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DIR-400. If you do not get a solid link light. The device has the utility built into a ROM chip located in the device itself.0) or higher • Opera 8. the link light may not be on. • Disable any internet security software running on the computer. Your computer must be on the same IP subnet to connect to the web-based utility.7. you are not connecting to a website on the Internet nor do you have to be connected to the Internet. If the computer is turned off.Section 11 .1 or higher) • Camino 0.0 or higher • Firefox 1. Norton Personal Firewall. • Make sure you have an updated Java-enabled web browser.5 or higher • Safari 1. We recommend using one of the following: • Internet Explorer 6.1 for example).0.

Troubleshooting • Configure your Internet settings: • ��o to Start > Settings > Control Panel.1.Section 11 . Release the button and the router will go through its reboot process. use an unfolded paperclip to hold the reset button down for 10 seconds. unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds and plug back in. locate the reset button (hole) on the rear panel of the unit. you must reset your router. This should open the login page for web management. Click the LAN Settings button. From the Security tab. To reset the router.0. • Open your web browser and enter the IP address of your D-Link router in the address bar. 2. Wait about 30 seconds to access the router. try connecting using a different computer.168. Click OK. The default IP address is 19. • Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 94 . Wait about 30 seconds and try accessing the configuration. • If you still cannot access the router’s configuration pages. What can I do if I forgot my password? If you forgot your password. Click OK three times. click the Default Level button to restore the settings to their defaults. • ��o to the Advanced tab and click the button to restore these settings to their defaults. • Access the router’s web management. Double-click the Internet Options Icon. the username is admin and you should leave the password box empty. Unfortunately this process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults. When logging in. • Close your web browser (if open) and open it. If you have multiple computers. Make sure nothing is checked. With the router powered on.

Section 11 . Use the following syntax: ping [url] [-f] [-l] [MTU value] Example: ping yahoo. 147. A destination could be another computer. 149.Troubleshooting 3. we suggest gradually lowering the MTU in increments of ten (Ex. you’ll need “ping” a URL. etc). and/or Hotmail. Note: AOL DSL+ users must use MTU of 1400. or connecting to secure sites such as eBay. • Type in command and press Enter (or click OK). Why can’t I connect to certain sites or send and receive emails when connecting through my router? If you are having a problem sending or receiving email. • Click on Start and then click Run. 148. you’ll have to do a special ping of the destination you’re trying to go to.com -f -l 1472 D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 95 . banking sites. To find the proper MTU Size. or a URL. • Once the window opens.

For example. Once you get a reply.Section 11 . continue changing the MTU in increments of ten. and go to the IP address of your router (19. • Click on Setup and then click Manual Configure. To change the MTU rate on your router follow the steps below: • Open your browser. If changing the MTU does not resolve the problem. Take that value and add 8 to the value to account for the various TCP/IP headers. increase the MTU value by  until you get a fragmented packet. the actual MTU size should be 1480. Once you find your MTU. lets say that 145 was the proper value. which would be the optimum value for the network we’re working with (145+8=1480). D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 96 . • Enter your username (admin) and password (blank by default).1). you can now configure your router with the proper MTU size.Troubleshooting You should start at 147 and decrease the MTU value by 10 until you get a reply.0. • Try going to a website or checking your e-mail.168. • To change the MTU enter the number in the MTU field and click the Save Settings button to save your settings. Click OK to enter the web configuration page for the device.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers. printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. easy-to-use high-speed wireless connectivity within your home. coffee shops and universities. the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want. it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers.Appendix A . Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards. and in public areas such as airports. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 97 . Under many circumstances.Wireless Basics Wireless Basics D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide compatible. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people work and communicate more efficiently. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users. A wireless router is a device used to provide this link. when and where you want it. Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard. business or public access wireless networks.

a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network.Appendix A . which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. and manufacturer of networking products. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 98 . You must be within the wireless network range to be able to connect your computer. the signal can extend up to 30 miles to serve locations such as manufacturing plants. There are two different types of wireless networks: Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). college and high school campuses. The access point has a small antenna attached to it. With an outdoor access point. golf courses. But wireless technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network. developer. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network. With an indoor access point. and Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). using radio signals to transmit data from point A to point B. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) In a wireless local area network. DLink delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. and many other outdoor venues. Wi-Fi uses radio frequencies to connect wirelessly. industrial locations. airports. the signal can travel up to 300 feet. so you have the freedom to place computers anywhere in your home or office while keeping them connected to your network.Wireless Basics What is Wireless? Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. How does wireless work? Wireless works similarly to how cordless phones work. Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award-winning designer.

office or business. headphones.Wireless Basics Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPANs. but in return Bluetooth doesn’t use nearly as much power. PDAs. Home • ��ives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the web. Compared to WLANs. and other devices that operate on batteries. D-Link has a wireless solution for it. etc. Bluetooth devices in a WPAN operate in a range of up to 30 feet away. whether for home. making it ideal for personal devices such as mobile phones. the speed and wireless operation range are both less. speakers. Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it. check email. laptops.Appendix A . • ��ets rid of the cables around the house • Simple and easy to use Small Office and Home Office • Stay on top of everything at home as you would at the office • Remotely access your office network from home • Share your Internet connection and printer with multiple computers • No need to dedicate office space D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 99 . send instant messages.

Appendix A . Eliminate Interference Place home appliances such as cordless telephones. you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range. Try to place the router/access point as high as possible in the room. but if you are installing it for the first time. hotels. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 100 . coffee shops. microwaves. Wireless Setup Tips Here are a few things to keep in mind. That is why we have put together a few setup tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network. If you have a two-story home. libraries. Centralize your router or access point Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance.Wireless Basics Where is wireless used? Wireless technology is expanding everywhere. when you install a wireless network. so the signal is more evenly dispersed throughout your home. restaurants. and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access point. Wireless connections in public places are usually called “hotspots”. it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. This will significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause from operating on the same frequency. People like the freedom of mobility and it is becoming so popular that more and more public facilities now provide wireless access. and convention centers. not just in the home or at the office. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop enables you to access hotspots and connect to the Internet from remote locations like airports. Wireless networks are easy to set up.

All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. Secure your wireless network by turning on the WPA or WEP security feature on the router. An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients. An Infrastructure network contains an access point or wireless router. such as two or more WNA-330 wireless network Cardbus adapters. Refer to the product manual for detailed information on how to set it up. • Ad-Hoc – This is directly connecting to another computer for peer-to-peer communication by using wireless network adapters on each computer.Appendix A . such as laptops with wireless CardBus adapters. All the wireless devices(clients) will connect to the wireless router or access point. Wireless Modes There are basically two modes of networking: • Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 101 .Wireless Basics Security Don’t let your next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network.

In the run box type command and click OK. This will display the IP address.e. security settings. the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.g. by default. airport). Some firewall software programs may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. wireless router) automatically. type ipconfig and press Enter. hotel. If you are connecting to a wireless network at a hotspot (e. subnet mask.0. and the settings on your router. please follow the steps below. please contact an employee or administrator to verify their wireless network settings.Networking Basics Networking Basics Checking your IP address After setting up your PC’s connection to the router.0. Click on Start > Run.Appendix B . If the address is 0. check your adapter installation. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 10 . and the default gateway of your adapter. coffee shop. To verify your IP address.0. At the prompt.

Step 5 Click OK twice to save your settings. though you may enter a DNS server from your ISP. please follow the steps below: Step 1 Windows® XP .168. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Windows® 000 .0.Networking Basics Assigning a static IP address If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router.1). make your IP address 19.0.0.Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 19. right-click My Network Places > Properties. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.0. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 103 . Set Default ��ateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router (19.1). Step 4 Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router. The Secondary DNS is not needed.From the desktop. or if you need to assign a static IP address.Appendix B .1. Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router (19.168.168.X where X is a number between  and 99.168.

5 or later. MIC.3u Wireless Signal Rates* • 108Mbps • 54Mbps • 48Mbps • 36Mbps • 4Mbps • 18Mbps • 1Mbps • 11Mbps • 9Mbps • 6Mbps • 5.46��Hz Wireless Operating Range • Indoors . 10% PER.11g • IEEE 80.4��Hz to .-79dBm) • 18Mbps OFDM. 8% PER.-84dBm) • 11Mbps CCK.1x • 64/18-bit WEP Modulation Technology Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Receiver Sensitivity • 54Mbps OFDM.-87dBm) • 6Mbps OFDM.11b • IEEE 80.-85dBm) • 2Mbps QPSK.-68dBm) • 36Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.-8dBm) • 1Mbps OFDM. 10% PER.-82dBm) • 9Mbps OFDM.-75dBm) • 4Mbps OFDM. 10% PER. 10% PER.-86dBm) • 1Mbps BPSK.up to 131 ft.-89dBm) VPN Pass Through/ Multi-Sessions • PPTP • LTP • IPSec Device Management • Web-based Internet Explorer v6 or later. 10% PER.3 • IEEE 80.5Mbps CCK. IV Expansion.Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards • IEEE 80.Wi-Fi Protected Access (TKIP.5Mbps • Mbps • 1Mbps Security • WPA . 10% PER.Appendix C .-68dBm) • 48Mbps OFDM. (100 meters) • Outdoors. Shared Key Authentication) • 80.-88dBm) • 5. 8% PER.up to 38 ft. (400 meters) Wireless Transmit Power 15dBm ± dBm External Antenna Type Single detachable reverse SMA D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 104 . or another Java-enabled browser • DHCP Server and Client Wireless Frequency Range . 10% PER. 8% PER. 8% PER. Mozilla Firefox 1.

 inches (31mm) * 108Mbps Turbo mode operates only with other D-Link 108 G products. building materials and construction. lower actual data throughput rate. Network conditions and environmental factors. including volume of network traffic. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.11g specifications.8 oz (0.Technical Specifications Advanced Firewall Features • NAT with VPN Pass-through (Network Address Translation) Weight 7. and network overhead.3 (109mm) • H = 1.6 (14mm) • W = 4. Actual data throughput will vary.Appendix C . D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 105 .kg) • MAC Filtering • IP Filtering Warranty • URL Filtering 1 Year • Domain Blocking • Scheduling Operating Temperature 3°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C) Humidity 95% maximum (non-condensing) Safety and Emissions FCC LEDs • Power • Status • WAN • WLAN (Wireless Connection) • LAN (10/100) Dimensions • L = 5. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.

DIR-400) • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the router (e.ca email:support@dlink. please have the following ready: • Model number of the product (e.dlink.Appendix D .com support@dlink.dlink.ca D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 106 . seven days a week.Contacting Technical Support Contacting Technical Support D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.g.g. Before you contact technical support. rev A1)) • Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the bottom of the router).com For customers within Canada: Phone Support: (800) 361-5265 Monday to Friday 7:30am to 9:00pm EST Internet Support: http://support. Internet Support: http://support. For customers within the United States: Phone Support: (877) 453-5465 24 hours a day. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site or by phone. You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to technical issues.S. U.

D-Link Systems. the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.S. or addresses with an APO or FPO. at its option. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 107 . except as otherwise stated herein. U. for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”). whichever is longer. or if D-Link determines that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware. If a material defect is incapable of correction. (“D-Link”) provides this Limited Warranty: • Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make. U.Warranty Warranty Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.S.Appendix E . • Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans): One (1) year • Power supplies and fans: One (1) year • Spare parts and spare kits: Ninety (90) days The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be. Repaired or replacement hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days. All Hardware or part thereof that is replaced by D-Link. and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. model or part. Possessions or Protectorates. Military Installations. or for which the purchase price is refunded. to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund the actual purchase price paid. Limited Warranty: D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”) will be free from material defects in workmanship and materials under normal use from the date of original retail purchase of the product. replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware. D-Link may. shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund. and • Only for products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States. Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. Inc. the District of Columbia. at D-Link’s option.

provided that the Software is properly installed on approved hardware and operated as contemplated in its documentation. the sellers. the Limited Warranty as described herein. • After an RMA number is issued. from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of ninety (90) days (“Software Warranty Period”). or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software. provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof) is first returned to D-Link. the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link. and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software. The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be. D-Link further warrants that. • The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at 1-877-453-5465.com/. the replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee. to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s functional specifications for the Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction. Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link. Submitting A Claim: The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. who will attempt to assist the customer in resolving any suspected defects with the product. or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case. notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary. the customer must obtain a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Case ID Number at https://rma. If the product is considered defective. without limitation. and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package. Except as otherwise agreed by DLink in writing. at D-Link’s option. In case the return policy period has expired and the product is within warranty. as set forth in the applicable documentation. Do D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 108 .Appendix E .Warranty Limited Software Warranty: D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially conform to D-Link’s then current functional specifications for the Software.dlink. Replacement Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. during the Software Warranty Period. along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered. the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit. the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical defects. the customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below: • The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow DLink to confirm the same. the product is being sold “As-Is” without any warranty whatsoever including. The license granted respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.

Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product. due to act of God. and Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in which D-Link. DLink will only replace the defective portion of the product and will not ship back any accessories. software. modification. Initial installation. or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. firmware or other products or services provided by anyone other than D-Link. FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. What Is Not Covered: The Limited Warranty provided herein by D-Link does not cover: Products that.Appendix E . While necessary maintenance or repairs on your Product can be performed by any company. 17595 Mt. repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation for the product. and normal maintenance. Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty. and cosmetic damage. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY. otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. or that is determined by D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link. defaced or removed. faulty installation. failures due to power surge. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 109 . accident. installation and removal of the product for repair.Warranty not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. Disclaimer of Other Warranties: EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements. THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. • The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. the sellers. we recommend that you use only an Authorized D-Link Service Office. alteration. Damage that occurs in shipment. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. CA 92708. lack of reasonable care.. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. Any hardware. and shipping costs. ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITATION. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN. Herrmann. Fountain Valley. D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD. Inc. negligence. or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product. or if the model or serial number has been altered. have been subjected to abuse. misuse. in D-Link’s judgment. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United States. tampered with. tampering.

INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING. EXPRESS. REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT. CE Mark Warning: This is a Class B product. Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems. Inc. COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 110 . EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-LINK’S PRODUCT IS CONNECTED WITH.Warranty SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT. Inc. transformation. NEGLIGENCE. INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER. or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation. STORED ON. Copyright ©2005-2007 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems. as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR. In a domestic environment. WHETHER DIRECT. OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. SPECIAL. D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT. Contents are subject to change without prior notice. BUT NOT LIMITED TO. RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE. STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT. in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. All rights reserved. OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT. Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT. Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. this product may cause radio interference.Appendix E . Inc. LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN.. so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems. WORK STOPPAGE.

Appendix E . The required antenna impedance is 50 ohms. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. D-Link DIR-400 User Manual 111 . there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. Industry Canada Statement Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause interference and 2) this device must accept any interference. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. This equipment generates. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. please contact the corresponding local D-Link office. the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that the EIRP is not more than required for successful communication. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. may cause harmful interference to radio communication. including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device This device has been designed to operate with an antenna having a maximum gain of 2dBi. uses. However. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. To reduce potential radio interference to other users. For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States. Antenna having a higher gain is strictly prohibited per regulations of Industry Canada. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions.Warranty FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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